Winter in Alabama means cold temperatures and high settings on your thermostat. Your heating bill during this time of year is a little bit higher because you’re running your system so often, but it should never rise to an unreasonable level. If this is the case in your home, make sure that you contact our team. We have all the right tools and resources to make your heating bill much lower.
We have the best Hueytown HVAC services and we’ll provide you with anything and everything you need to cut down your costs during our chilly winter season. If you’d like to know a few easy steps to take then make sure you contact our team.
Tips to Boost Efficiency
Here are a few common mistakes that we see homeowners make and simple solutions to fix these problems.
Circulating Dry Air
One of the worst things that you can do for your home is to allow poor indoor air quality to affect your heating. Dry air is just as much of a problem as wet, humid air. We tend to focus more on humidity especially here in Alabama, but in the winter months, it’s important to understand how dry air affects your home and the different ways that you can combat this.
Install A Humidifier: A simple solution to this is to install a humidifier in your home. Installing a humidifier might not be the first thing you think to do when your home’s heater efficiency starts to tank, but it’s really a great way to combat the negative effects of dry air. Humidity helps you feel warm—water vapor acts as an insulant so when you install a whole-home humidifier, you’ll have lower heating bills.
Running an Old Thermostat
How long have you had the current thermostat you run in your home? If you haven’t upgraded it in a while, consider this a sign that it’s time to upgrade your thermostat system. Your thermostat is the “brain” of your heating system. If you have an out of date thermostat or even a thermostat that just isn’t up to par then it’s a great idea to upgrade your thermostat.
Upgrade Your Thermostat: If you have a manual or even a digital thermostat in your home it’s time for an upgrade. There have been leaps and bounds in thermostat technology even in recent years. Smart thermostats are the leading thermostat technology on the market. These systems are so great because they learn how you like to heat and cool your home and work to save you money.
Sticking with Your Out of Shape Heater
If you have a heater that’s giving you grief, don’t stick with it and keep repairing it. Instead, allocate the funds that you use to repair this system to an upgrade. Common signs that you need to upgrade your heating system include: excess dust in your home, poor indoor air quality, hot and cold spots, odd noises, and trouble keeping your home warm.
Consider Swapping Out Your Heater: We understand that this is a big and often expensive step, so contact our team to make sure it’s the necessary one for your home before making any decisions. We can help you through this entire upgrade process and since we work with great brands like Carrier, Goodman, Mitsubishi, Trane, and Aprilaire, we can match our amazing service with a high-quality system.
If you need great HVAC services, contact our team at Gas Engineers.